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Monday, July 22nd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, July 22nd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Commentary: Realign research priorities to focus on game

As conservation funding continues to shrink and challenges continue to grow, perhaps it’s time to re-align research priorities so that the basic interests of hunters and trappers come first. (Stock photo)

When it comes to science-based decision-making, agencies have always struggled to source relevant usable information.
Initially, the challenge was a lack of capacity. In 1939, when Aldo Leopold’s wildlife management program was established at the University of Wisconsin, the field had few scholars, no other departments, no recognized experts, and, at best, somewhat rudimentary methods of research.

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